Colon Cancer

Overview Colon cancer, also called colorectal cancer, is a cancer that occurs in either the colon or the rectum. Both the colon and the rectum are located in the lower abdominal cavity beneath the stomach. The colon is often referred to as the large intestine and the rectum is the passageway that connects the large…

Testicular Cancer

A Personal Narrative On the night before the first day of his third year of college, a student woke up at four-thirty in the morning with a persistent, terrible pain in his lower abdomen. Thinking it would pass, he tried to go back to sleep, but the pain kept him awake until it was time…

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian cancer is a type of cancer that affects the female reproductive system. It generally begins in one of the two ovaries on either sides of the uterus and can often remain undetected for most of the beginning stages. Ovarian cancer is usually identified once it has metastasized (spread) to other parts of the pelvic…

Penile and Anal Cancers

Cancer is a condition in which mutated cells in the body grow and multiply out of control. Penile cancer is when the mutated cells occur in the tissue of the penis. Anal cancer occurs when the mutated cells occur in the tissue of the anus.For anal cancer, there is an estimated 8,080 new cases in…

Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting females worldwide, and it is the second leading cause of death among females. Nearly one in eight females will be diagnosed in their lifetimes.1 Globally, this equates to over 2 million new cases annually.2 Additionally, it is not only females who are affected. Around 2,740 males are expected to…

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer Overview Cancer is a condition in which mutated cells in the body grow and multiply out of control. When these cells grow in the prostate gland, it is called prostate cancer. The most common non-skin cancer among American males is prostate cancer. Due to the fact that most prostate cancers grow slowly, there…

Cervical Cancer

Cervical cancer is cancer of the cervix, the tube-shaped structure that connects the vagina and the uterus. The World Health Organization estimates that over one million females are living with cervical cancer around the world.1 The National Cancer Institute approximates 12,900 females were diagnosed in 2015 alone.2 According to the American Cancer Society, 4,120 females are expected…

Breast Cancer

The breast is a secondary sex organ located on top of the pectoral muscle of the torso. The breasts, also called mammaries, produce milk (lactate) so that a mother can feed her infant child. Each breast is composed of both fatty tissue and mammary glands. Mammary glands are connected to the nipple via milk ducts,…